TOMBSTONE, Ariz. — A filmmaker living in Tombstone, Ariz., was in jail Sunday after authorities found the decomposing remains of a woman, believed to be his mother, in his home.

TOMBSTONE, Ariz. — A filmmaker living in Tombstone, Ariz., was in jail Sunday after authorities found the decomposing remains of a woman, believed to be his mother, in his home.

Timothy Fattig, 34, was arrested after the Tombstone Marshal's Office received a call Wednesday to do a welfare check on Jill Fattig, 68, at her home in Tombstone.

The accused — who the Arizona Daily Star reported Saturday works for Desert Screams Productions, which makes horror films — told authorities his mother was in the hospital 70 miles away in Tucson, but they later returned to his home when they found this was not the case.

Fattig reportedly told deputies his mother had died about a year ago, and that he was so overcome by grief he could not report it.

He was arrested on suspicion of negligent homicide and booked into the Cochise County Jail on a $40,000 bond, with the charges to be determined after an autopsy today.